• Ecstasy of Order | A documentary about the search for the world’s greatest Tetris player.
    ‘One man made it his mission to find them. In an effort to legitimize Tetris as a pro sport, Tetris super-fan Robin Mihara summoned the greatest Tetris players from around the country to compete in Los Angeles at the 2010 Classic Tetris World Championship.’
  • The xx – Coexist
  • Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat … Ramen Noodles? – NYTimes.com
    ‘You don’t have to spend much time in Silicon Valley to start hearing that the people don’t care about money. People here are just trying to make the world a better place. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists eat ramen noodles for dinner and drive old, clunky Hondas to work…. That’s what people here would like the world to think. Let’s be realistic, these start-ups aren’t nonprofit organizations.’
  • How Nerf Became the World’s Best Purveyor of Big Guns for Kids | Wired Design | Wired.com
    ‘When Jablonski seeks inspiration for a new blaster, he doesn’t play videogames or watch movies like some of the other designers on his team. “I tend to look at mechanisms,” he says. “I had a salad spinner in here the other day. I thought that would be a cool kind of crank mechanism for something…. Once, when Jablonski was working on a small, pistol-shaped blaster, an image flashed into his head of the coin slots in a laundromat. When you load and cock the resulting blaster, it feels just like slamming a row of quarters into a washing machine.’